As fresh word arrives of Islamic militants continuing their full-speed assault on Baghdad and executing thousands along the way, President Obama rushed back to Washington Monday to convene national security advisers on a path forward.
Well, actually, that’s not true. The commander-in-chief did not rush back at all from his long weekend getaway in southern California.
He arrived in Palm Springs’ sunshine Friday. Saturday he spoke at the University of California-Irvine graduation. He, of course, did a Democrat fundraiser, a feature of almost every trip nowadays.
And then the president played golf, lots of golf. On Sunday he also phoned Spain’s king with congratulations on a long reign. He returned to the White House Monday night.
Today, Obama’s off to Pennsylvania for another speech. And then tonight he’ll do two fundraisers in New York City, including a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Gala.
Obama’s daily intelligence briefing can detail for him what Germany’s Angela Merkel told her husband in a cellphone chat. But on the IRS intimidation of political opponents, the ObamaCare debacle, the VA scandal and Bowe Bergdahl’s suspicious disappearance from guard duty, among other things, by golly, the Chicago Dem professes to be out of the loop.